Enchanted Forest / FRI: 23.00-23.45 / 00.30-01.00
James got attracted to the Reggae Culture in 2008, and established Salted Dread in 2015.
His passion for Reggae & Dub music was heard in various gatherings hosted by Bass Culture, Zion, Freedom Fighters and Juuls and was invited to perform in local Festivals such as Earth Garden, One Drop, Sliema Street Art Festival and Marley Fest. His selections vary from Roots to Reggae to Dub to Steppa, and prefers to DJ on vinyl and with his own toys (delays and sirens) and occasionally uses digital equipment too.
In 2016, he joined Pon Di Corner, and played DJ sets for the band at various shows including Earth Garden 2016, Zion event ft. Shaka Lab and others. In 2017, James co-founded One Drop Festival, the first 3 day reggae, ska and dub festival in Malta. In the 1st edition, Salted Dread also performed with Brother Culture as his DJ and warmed up the place with his vinyl collection for Channel One Sound system! In 2018, Salted Dread joined forces with Freedom Fighters to host Reggae Gatherings under the name of Fighting Dread.
During these years, Salted Dread warmed up the dance floor for many artists such as General Levy, Dub Dynasty, Alpha Steppa, Dub Engine, Radikal Guru, Adam Prescott, Cian Finn, Plastician, Dubtafari, Omar Faye Gawane, Shaka Lab,Channel One, Brother Culture, and more.